Political Science American Exceptionalism

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Political Science: American Exceptionalism 22/08/2007 11:13:00 American Exceptionalism Americans have their own set of values and tend to not only think differently  but also hold different morals than our old world compatriots.  This has a  strong affect on our political processes. US is founded on shared ideas, as opposed to blood or ties. One can be born into the community but also converted.  By the same token  a born American can act UN-American.   Americans adhere to other values than old world western countries o We believe overwhelmingly that the individual is responsible for  success as opposed to society.   o We think that it’s not the government job to protect us from failure but  rather to let us pursue our own goals. o  Americans tend to think that belief in god leads to morality.  58% as  opposed to 13% in France.   o Axis of evil:  We double the percentage of the next country (Britain)  that stands by the axis of evil rhetoric
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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